Middlesbrough is part of the area known as Teeside, which is itself a modern construct to recognise the conurbation formed from the towns of Middlesbrough, Stockton-on-Tees, Thornaby, Billigham and other surrounding settlements some 250 miles North of London and about 40 miles South East of Newcastle, on the River Tees, on the North Sea coast of England.
The area is low lying river plain bounded some way to the south by the rising North Yorkshire Moors National Park and further to the West by the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
The area was mainly agricultural until the 19th century, with the main local settlement, at the time being Stockton as the furthest navigable point on the river.
By 1828, shareholders from the world’s first railway, the Stockton and Darlington Railway Company together with individuals with local coal mining interests bought 527 acres of what was described as “dismal swamp”, to create a port, down river of Stockton that could take larger ships in order to export coal and import traded goods. This was so successful it was expanded by 1842 to create Middlesbrough Dock and the whole area continued to expand rapidly as a direct result of the Industrial Revolution.
It is still a heavily industrialised area that continues to change in the post industrialised economy.
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Five day table
The five day forecast table provides a detailed view of the weather for the days ahead at Middlesbrough.
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